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Study finds that masks, ventilation stops COVID-19 spread better than social distancing

The study finds that with masks, transmission probability does not decrease with increased physical distancing, which emphasises how mask mandates may be important to increasing capacity in places

Published on 6th April 2021
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Prioritising who gets COVID-19 vaccine first saves lives, finds study

The researchers modelled COVID-19 transmission rates and the optimal allocation of an initially limited vaccine supply in the US under a variety of scenarios

Published on 5th April 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine should be able to give protection for 8-10 months: AIIMS Director

NITI Aayog member (Health) V K Paul said the chain of transmission has to be stopped and for that vaccine is one tool but another is containment and surveillance strategy

Published on 20th March 2021
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Researchers find that managing aerosol lining could reduce COVID-19 spread

The studies of exhaled aerosol suggest that a critical factor in these and other transmission events is the propensity of certain individuals to exhale large numbers of small respiratory droplets

Published on 10th February 2021
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Scientists estimate the risk of airborne COVID-19 even with mask usage

The model includes variables that can be added at each of the three stages of airborne transmission: the generation, expulsion, and aerosolisation of the virus-containing droplets

Published on 28th October 2020
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Proper indoor ventilation key to preventing spread of COVID-19: Study

Measures can and must be applied taking into account the known transmission routes, which is why it is important to know that the disease is transmitted by aerosols, the study said

Published on 21st October 2020
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Decline in new Covid cases continues as India's tally nears 76 lakh. 46,790 cases in the last 24 hours

On Sunday, after denying for months, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan stated that India was in the stage of community transmission but it is limited to only certain districts and states

Published on 20th October 2020
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Humans can transmit COVID-19 virus to wildlife, says a new study

The researchers urge people to take sanitary precautions when in direct or indirect contact with wild or feral mammal species to prevent human-to-wildlife SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Published on 7th October 2020
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Study reveals COVID-19 deaths higher among young people in TN, Andhra Pradesh

The risk of transmission was highest among pairs of contacts of the same age. Of all same-age pairs, the likelihood of transmission was among the highest between pairs of children under the age of 14

Published on 1st October 2020
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Obesity and metabolic syndrome are risk factors for severe influenza, COVID-19

Multiple studies have shown that obesity is associated with increased severity of influenza A, higher viral titers in exhaled breath and prolonged transmission of the virus

Published on 16th July 2020
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After drama, threats and a long wait, Kerala students arrive back home in special train from Delhi

Around 700 passengers travelled in this train, which did not have air conditioning to reduce the risk of COVID transmission  

Published on 22nd May 2020
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NIRDPR, UNICEF train 28.33 lakh community leaders on 'Risk Communication’ to prevent COVID-19 spread

Panchayati Raj institutions, SHGs, NSS, SBM, health workers and community radio stations are being trained on the social behaviours required to control transmission of COVID-19

Published on 16th April 2020
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Scientists and experts share insight on Coronavirus on Discovery Channel and app

PANDEMIC: COVID-19 will look at the effects of the drastic measures happening across America as institutions, schools and businesses are shut down to prevent transmission

Published on 10th April 2020
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UN chief suspends rotation, deployments of peacekeepers till June 30 amid COVID-19 crisis 

He said to prevent and contain the risk of transmission of the virus, rotation and deployments of uniformed personnel individual officers and formed, police and military units has been suspended

Published on 8th April 2020
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Online doctor consultation sees a boost as hospital OPDs remain closed during lockdown

In India, OPD services of hospitals have been suspended in an attempt to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19

Published on 1st April 2020

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